It is vital that large building complexes are designed in a structured fashion, leaving out none of the stages vital for successful execution of projects with set budgets and a high level of workmanship.
- An initial brief highlighting proposals for all the services to be installed in the clients’ building, together with the various alternative proposals if they exist. The report will also contain details of the standards that the Company will work to and what the major systems will be. Of course, this will contain initial budgetary projections.
- Detailed Design: This will comprise a set of drawings for each floor. The drawings will detail the exact scope of work and will be accompanied by draft tender documents.
- Tender Documents: The detailed design will be discussed at length – in order that the final tender design can be proceeded with. At the same time, the contract conditions will be discussed and agreed upon. The full tender documents, specifications and bills of quantities can then be prepared.
- Final Costed Estimate: The issued bill of quantities will be evaluated and submitted as a more precise works evaluation.
- Appraisal: After all tenders are received, all bills of quantities are checked and appraisals are submitted to advise which are the most cost-effective offers to enable the employer to proceed with deciding on the shortlisted tenderers.
- Participation in Tender Negotiations: Tender negotiation with the shortlisted tenderers will then be proceeded with in order to arrive to the most competitive offer.
- Contract: The consultant will draft the contract for the works. This will reflect the project requirements and the amendments agreed in the discussion.
- Project Supervision: Depending on the size of the project, regular site visits will be carried out. If the project is substantially large, the consultant’s representative will be permanently on site.
- Project Snagging – All the installations and areas are examined in detail and extensive snag lists are issued.
- Project Certification – Technical: The consultant will test and certify all the various services and accept all installations on the client’s behalf.
- Financial Certification: The consultant undertakes to measure all the work stages regularly and to issue certificates of payment and also issue final bill of quantities.
- Final Project Acceptance: It is important to inspect all areas in the project, for all the services and issue comprehensive snag lists to be cleared during the defects liability period.
- Final Acceptance: After the completion of the defects liability period the final project acceptance is issued.
Enser Ltd carries out surveys to analyse and identify the condition of all the building services. This comprises:
- Review the main equipment
- Review the various installation
- Review the state of the drawings and documentation
- Identify the critical aspects of the installation
- Study the present maintenance procedures
- Submit a formal report on the above, suggesting action over a timeframe together with project costs.
Enser Ltd carries out regular audits to a number of established companies. These audits are generally carried out every six months and usually comprise:
- An inspection and a load test on the generating sets
- An inspection of the main electrical switchboards
- An inspection of all the distribution boards
- A test of all the RCDs (earth leakage circuit breakers)
- A general inspection of the electrical installation
- Testing of the lightning protection system
- An inspection of the ventilation system
- Inspection of the airconditioning system
- Inspection of the fire-fighting system
- Testing of the fire alarm system
- A general visual inspection of the plumbing installation
- An inspection of the drawings and documentation.
We have arrangements with a number of corporate bodies to provide retainer services. Such services normally comprise regular meetings, detailing of any maintenance required inclusive of supplying tailor made maintenance programs and maintenance routines, assisting them in emergencies and taking care to keep all their engineering documentation up to date. In the arrangements we normally take care of any alterations required up to a fixed project value and if this is exceeded we will charge them a fee which is less than our normal professional fee. Such an arrangements goes a long way to assisting these companies to have their mind at rest that engineering is being maintained to a good level of practice.